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HEIGHT APPS - 4.4.2019 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of April! NEW RO'S - 2.27.2019 We are pleased to announce that Akante and Corvo are our new Roleplay Organizers! RO APPS - 2.3.2019 Roleplay Organizer Applications are open through Thursday, February 7th! HEIGHT APPS - 1.1.2019 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of January! HEIGHT APPS - 10.01.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of October! THEMES - 07.22.2018 There is a new theme available on the forum: Tortuga! By Akante. Give her a shout if there are any issues. HEIGHT APPS - 07.01.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of July! THEMES - 06.26.2018 There is a new theme available on the forum: Inaria! By Arkyls. Give her a shout if there are any issues. HEIGHT APPS - 04.11.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of April!

REACH NEWS - 5.8.2019 Hiraeth is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 4.1.2019 Bacchus is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 3.1.2019 Ayris is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 2.1.2019 Bridgehaven is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 1.9.2019 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Bridgehaven REACH NEWS - 1.1.2019 Stoneclaw is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 12.5.2018 Arcana is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 11.14.18 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: El Dorado REACH NEWS - 11.4.18 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: The Outlands REACH NEWS - 11.4.2018 Tortuga is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 10.11.18 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Stoneclaw REACH NEWS - 10.01.2018 Tír na nÓg is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 09.27.2018 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Hireath
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Hello!

In Dire Straits (PG-13) is a semi-realistic, open plot, multi-species/wolf focused RPG with some fantasy elements. Since 2005, our close-knit community of artists and writers have been weaving stories together without pause. Horror, heartache, love, humor, sorrow, hope— you'll find it all, and we're always eager for more authors to pen their adventures through our world.

As a community that values member contribution and creativity, we encourage world development and new concepts. Do you want to make your own pack? Do you have a new idea for a neutral territory? Pitch it to us! Make your own mark! The world is different because you're here!

We have no post length requirements, and activity is only monitored on an individual pack basis. Overall we have a lenient outlook that allows members to RP at their own pace. We're here to RP colorful wolves, and we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Open the first page of your first story. It'll be a good one.

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Nardir banner by Arkyls

Click here for more information about our playable world

Long ago, amidst an environmental catastrophe, wolves, sabres, lions, foxes, and dogs sent scouts to find a new home for their people. They discovered an ice bridge, and across the bridge was the Dire Strait, separating two pristine land masses. They forced the native inhabitants-- massive Fringe Dire Wolves and bizarre Hellbeasts-- to bend or perish. Humans came, fell, and deserted their ruins, leaving only pieces of their cultures behind. When the bridge melted, the animals remained, and over time this distant history was forgotten.

Our first chapter begins now, many years later. The strait's descendants rise up to claim the world as theirs, submerging themselves into a torrent of conflict and uncertainty. Their stories have different motivations—to love, to fight, to thrive, to build, to learn, to rule—but one instinct drives them above all: to survive.

IDS exists in a deliberately ambiguous era, comprised of an oddball mixture between the ice age, the bronze age, and the dark age. An unstable climate causes rapid and dramatic geological shifts, allowing both flexible terrain as well as entirely invented species (plant and animal), but the physics and underlying science should be familiar. Beyond the Fringe and over the Chasm exists only an uncharted, mysterious and foreign realm said to give birth to an impossible array of beasts and monsters... some truly beyond the imagination. It's safer to stay on this side.

We do not restrict character colors or markings, and all animals existing past 10,000 BC are available for creation— with some extra, forum created species. It's a big, strange world, ripe for exploring.

Click here for more information about our staff and what they do
Hover over the icons to see their names, or click on them to go to their profiles.


Host Administrator
Host Administrator, Brent


Guardians
Guardian, Arkyls Guardian, Kay Guardian, Puffin Guardian, Scratch Guardian, ShortyHooz


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Admin Assistant, Witch Admin Assistant, Adiemus


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Roleplay Organizers
Reach Organizer, Akante Reach Organizer, Corvo Reach Organizer, Scratch


Character Directory Organizers
Character Directory Organizer, Gothy Character Directory Organizer, Frost Character Directory Organizer, Eclipse


Advertiser Extraordinaires
Advertiser Extraordinaire, Witch Advertiser Extraordinaire, Vixxie
Far beyond the Ancient Forests, hidden deep within the thickest of trees sits the ruins of an old human village, now overrun with moss and crumbling structures. It is here that you stumble upon the pack of Hiraeth. Blessed by their god the All Mother, the members of this pack live in peace and harmony as they grow saplings taken from all over the world, as well as tending to the forest and bringing it back to life. Though they seem kind and gentle, they are expertly trained warriors. Hiraeth is a home to those who find themselves lost and with no place to go, or for those looking to find something more; the dense forest offering peace and tranquility while the pack and the All Mother watch over one another. Their mantra is simple: You are one, but you are also one of many.
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A multitude of areas free of pack rules and regulations, these are places where all manner of creatures can roam freely and interact in our playable world. Consent board.
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Between the Straits' neutral areas and established territories exists lawless land - colloquially known as the Reach - ripe for claim. Different hierarchies and cultures rise and fall in their desperate scramble to carve out their own niches. Pack creation begins here.
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Beyond the Ancient Forests, through the ruins of long forgotten human villages, sits a magical land surrounded by rivers and streams. Hiraeth is a matriarchal pack seeking all those who are lost, and to give them purpose. They are led by their Queen, following the governance of the All Mother, they welcome you in with open arms.

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The great, dark, dense forest of Alteron flourishes inside a thick cloud of fog. Wolves of the floating isle, with its protective waters, dwell within a kingdom of power granted to the select few; the class that reigns over the bottom rungs of Alteron's society with complete control.
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At the end of the world lies a pack flush against the sea. A stronghold where old stories are revisited and rewritten, these windy cliffs hide opportunities and dark secrets.
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